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right now at 6:00 we're tracking the latest storm to hit the bay area. from sunshine to scattered showers, seen a little bit of everything today. what you can expect for the w k workweek. the crisis in ukraine. tensions are rising in the region with russian troops on the ground. we'll show you the grass roots campaign for peace starting right here in the bay area. plus governor brown takes a stand against legalizing marijuana. what the state's leader has to say and the way he said it about the future of pot in california. good evening, everyone. i'm terry mcsweeney. >> and i'm diane dwyer. we begin with the weather. this was a claesically bay area type of day with rain, sun and wind depending on the hour.
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here's a live lock at san francisco on your left and san jose on your right and meteorologist rob mayeda joins us right now. what's next in all of this? >> what's next is more rain. did get some off and on. wait 15 minute, snipe, rain and breezy conditions at times. the bullseye for the rain today is all the moist air was forced to rise on up over scott's vale. half an inch of rain but notice down into the lower elevations. oakland and san jose, under a tenth of an inch but around here in san francisco, .12 inches of rain. starting to clear out. partly cloudy skies around the bay area. a little bit windy. we've been seeing the breeze picking up, cameras bouncing around. winds up to 25 miles per hour. good news towards kirkwood where most of the moisture is. the bay area catching a little bit of a break. more clouds offshore, and that pacific jet stream which has just been over northern california the last few days will continue to kind of stream
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into the systems. the next one coming in looks like you get into the morning commute, see all the moisture out here over the ocean will be coming into san francisco, and it does look like it could have a bigger impact perhaps on your monday evening commute. coming up we'll let you know how much rain we expect out of system and the rest of the seven-day forecast coming up in a few minutes. see you then. >> thanks, rob. in santa cruz a sinkhole opened yesterday. public works crews partially shut down traffic along west cliff drive to evaluate stability of the surrounding road but the chp says the road has been reopened to track. the sinkhole is about the size of a large car and so deep that it reaches to the ocean below. it's not new. first opened up about ten years ago and was filled in. >> remember that? waves breaking through the windows of the santa barbara restaurant yesterday. today the moby dick restaurant is back oh. no one was hurt when that water crashed through the back room. crews worked on soaking up the
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water today. windows will be replaced tomorrow so it's a bit area tomorrow. forest buchanan was eating brunch and happened to be recording at the right moment. dozens of homes are still under a mandatory evacuation order this evening. a devastating fire first drove throughs frustrated resident from their homes back in january and then came the mud slides. ed's property was hit hardest by the weekend's storm. thick mud piled high and stuck to the back lawn and made tim possible to open his sliding glass doors. >> we work together. that's what makes us unique. when emergencies and disasters happen, we're right there helping each other out. >> ten feet of mud in my backyard. >> tonight there's no word when the resident under the evacuation order will be allowed back home. you can track weather online at our website. follow the rain using our doppler radar and get the forecast for your neighborhood, and it's all on
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nbcbayarea.kornls and the we want to see weather in the neighborhood, so if you have something, have a picture, tweet or facebook them to nbcbayarea. >> we're following the developing story, the crisis in ukraine. that country's acting prime minister is calling for international help. there's word tonight that secretary of state john kerry will travel to ukraine's capital on tuesday and is condemning russia's move into the ciman region. it's the site of a naval base and thousands of russian troops are standing guards alongside city streets as well. >> this is actually the declaration of war to my country. >> you just don't invade another country on phony pretext in order to assert your interests. >> secretary kerry is also threatening russia with economic and trade sanctions if putin's troops don't pull out of crimea. >> the violence in ukraine has spurred the people in the u.s. to do something to help the victims, including an artist on tour in the south bay who has very close ties to the region.
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nbc bay area's kimberly terry joins us from san jose with his campaign for peace. kimberly? >> victor key, an ukranian-american is a having circumstance performer and has been paying close attention to what's going on. he'll have two weeks off as the show picks up from san jose and moves on to new york. during that time he plans to spread the word about the ongoing crisis. he had his porsche painted with the colors and symbols of ukraine and plans to drive it across the country to draw attention to the violence in ukraine and is also carrying a flag he want people to sign along the way to show support. he's lived in the u.s. for 20 years and is really thankful for the freedom democracy brings and is hopeful the fighting in ukraine will stop and the discussions about the future of the country will begin. >> it's a lot of life lost, unfortunately, and it's still continuing, russia getting involved with crimea and it's
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getting uglier and uglier. heartbreaking to see that. my mom is in russia, my brother inukraine. everything is tied together by the two countries. >> in san francisco today, hundreds of people gathered in front of the russian consulate for a rally to support integrity and freedom of ucrepe. today's rally was organized by russian-americans, with you they were joined by many ukranians. they are asking for the violence to stop and dialogue about what is right for the country to continue and start up again. live in san joerks kimberly terry, nbc "bay area news." >> kimberly, thanks very much. new details on an east bay house fire. this is the house that burned this morning for the second time in four months. it started about 5:00 on altamont road east of the 580 freeway in a vacant home. fire fighters say this one could have been a very costly fire. >> we experienced a structural collapse on the inside of what
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is called a may day. one of the fire fighters fell through the floor and was immediately found and taken out a window by another crew. he's fine at this point in time. >> squatters may have started this fire, and this place has been board up for month. the first time a fire happened when gas came in contact with heat lamps that were being used to grow marijuana. >> governor jerry brown appeared on "meet press" this morning to talk about california's drought and his decision to run for re-election but it's what he said about the possibility of california legalizing marijuana that has many people talking. a report live from san francisco with that story. hello. >> geek. to legally smoke in california you have to come to a medical marijuana dispensary. >> a certain amount is okay, but there is a tendency to go to extrem extremes, and all of a sudden if there's advertising and
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legitimacy, how many people can get stoned and still have a great state or a great nation. world is very dangerous and competitive, stay alert if not 24 hours a day but more than some of the potheads might be able to put together. >> governor brown said on "meet the press" dehe did not think california should follow in the footsteps of colorado and washington which have legalized the recreational use of mayor wan a. the governor said what we have in the state right now is very close to what exists in colorado and washington. a recent poll found 58% of americans support legalizing the rec raisal use of marijuana. pot advocate are confident recreational use will eventually get here, regardless of what the governor says. >> people shouldn't go to jail or, you know, whatever -- or suffer illegal consequences because it's a very common thing. jerry's spoke a few, i'm sure, back in his day. >> opponents argue that pot is a
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gateway drug to other more dangerous street drugs but pot advocates say that's not true and argue marijuana is less dangerous and destructive than alcohol. there are voter initiatives in the works in three other states for legalization of the recreational use of marijuana. live in san francisco. monty francis, nbc bay area news. >> facebook getting into private security? how the social network is going to keep its employees safe. we'll show you another winter storm that's expected to dump up to a foot of snow in some spots.
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a campus safety alert this weekend at santa clara university where two armed robberies targeted students. campus police say both crimes happened early saturday morning. one on campus and the other near university property. according to an alert sent out to the campus community, there were five male suspects involved in these. campus police reminded students to be aware of their surroundings and to travel in group at night. >> facebook says it's willing to pick up the tab for security
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near its menlo park headquarters. the social network is offering $200,000 a year for a full-time police officer who would work out of that city's bell haven sub station. the menlo park city council is planning to consider the offer on tuesday. last summer city leaders approved a three-year lease for the new sub station. facebook agreed to pay the rent over those three years and offered another $200,000 to overhaul that building. >> new at 6:00, police released this photo today hoping to catch a suspected thief who robbed a bose audio equipment factory store. police say it happened two weeks ago at the petaluma village premium outlet when the suspect walked into a storks stole the merchandise and was seen leaving in a gray or green nissan versa. he's described as a white man about 5'10" with dark curly hair. >> and coming up next, another major snow storm is heading to the east coast. we'll show you the travel problems affecting tens of thousands of people. >> we've got plenty of pretty views across the bay right now.
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eme emeryville and tomorrow more rain is coming back and the forecast as we get back to the workweek. when most of that will arrive when we come back. [ sports announcer ] here's another one, alyson dudek. hales corners, wisconsin.
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tens of millions of poem across the east coast are bracing for a massive winter storm. it's snowing throughout the midwest right now. it's been a nightmare for a lot of people. more than 1,500 flights have been cancelled so far today, but by this time tomorrow east coast cities like washington, d.c., baltimore and philadelphia could be covered by as much as 9 inches of new snow and supplies of salt and shovels, they are running low.
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>> got in three palates of ice melt yesterday morning, gone before 11:00 a.m., and -- and it's non-stop. everybody wanting it. i just can't find any at this point in time. >> from northern arkansas to virginia, sleet and icy conditions, the biggest threats, making travel treacherous on roads and highways. the storm will linger in the northeast much of the day monday before ending tomorrow night. >> we've got crazy weather here, too, but nothing quite like that. let's check in with rob with microclimate forecast. what's up? >> temperatures a lot more mild than what we're seeing on the east coast. the numbers now, 50s and low 60s. some cases maybe a little bit warmer than the average high temperatures for this time of the year. it's a pretty mild evening. south winds out there, breezy at times and in san jose 59 degrees. up toward the sierra, continue to see the snow up at kirkwood. it is snowing as we speak. there's a live camera view there. now we're approaching about 44 inches of snow going back from
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friday morning till now. this has been a good snow event for the sierra that's still ongoing and the showers have moved north. very warm air flow with winds out of the south that cranked up the rainfall totals. the moisture has also moved east where we're still seeing the snow flying around the sierras. this is the break we're seeing now. the next batch of clouds in the lower left part of the screen, that is monday's rain. it's going to take some time to approach, maybe not impacting us so much for monday morning, but as we move into the afternoon that's when we think we'll see the system start to crank things up. the wide-angle view of what will happen over the next 24 hours. you can see the rain offshore. notice how the heavier showers focus on the north bay and lighter rain pushing around san jose towards 6:00. still the heaviest rain band is sitting offshore so let's give you a closer look hour by hour as we take you into your monday morning commute. looking at light rain in the north bay and light showers pushing into san jose around
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4:00 and the main event with the system likely coming in from 7:00 through about 7:00 a.m. tuesday morning and then by the afternoon and late morning and tuesday, already seeing clearing skies. wednesday's system, by the way, which used to look impressive not so. there's 3:00 wednesday now. so it looks like the main event for the rain this week will be monday night into very early tuesday morning. rain totals nowhere near in the ballpark and what we had was friday. looking at basically areas south of san francisco. less than a tenth of an inch during the day on monday and we get most of our totals. wake up tuesday morning and then most rain has already started to move on. north bay totals probably close to an inch. half an inch here in san francisco, and i think the coastal hills will pick up another two to three inches of rain, from places like the reservoir. 3 or 4 inches of rain in some areas. a chance of just a couple of
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inches of snow at times, and now the futurecast also confirms not only is that wednesday system looking a little weaker by the time it hits the bay area, giving us a dwlansing blow and falling apart for thursday and moving towards the weekend. high pressure is going to build. now we're talking 70s in the forecast. things starting to warm up as we head towards next saturday. tomorrow increasing clouds and temperatures near 60, again around san jose, up 50irs and 60s and numbers staying the same from the north bay into the tri-valley, but you see the trend very clearly in your seven-day forecast. first half of the week through early wednesday, chance of showers friday, saturday and next sunday we're talking low to mid-70s inland in time for next weekend. back to you. >> rob, thanks very much. >> jimmy, jimmy. >> he looks cold. "the tonight show" host takes a chilly dip in lake michigan. why he did it and who it helped and what did he get?
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there are some behind-the-scene changes happening for a favorite attraction in the east bay. the 100-year-old carousel at tildon park has been run by the same family for 23 year, but that's about to change. the family lost out on the bidding this year. the park chose a company out of walnut creek instead to run the antique carousel. park officials cited safety and financial concerns and right now there's no word yet on whether
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the $2 fare charge will change. the merry go round was built in 1911 and has opinion in tildon since 1948. the threat of rain did not stop thousand of people from running through the streets of san jose today. >> three, two, one. >> the third annual 408k race to the row benefits the pat tillman foundation. tillman, a san jose native, quit his career in pro football to join the army ranger. he was killed in afghanistan. a nearly five-mile walk/run started in downtown san jose and finished at santana row. the winner finished in less than 24 minutes. that's showing off. >> several of our nbc co-workers participated in today's race. maybe one of them ran in 24 minutes. we should find out because we should give them credit where credit is due. >> henry is giggling because he knows it wasn't him or us, for that matter. >> he doesn't know it wasn't me. >> okay. i'm terrible that i was guessing
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that. >> what are you trying to say about that? >> only because you're so dressed up and look nice that you would have been wet and cold from this morning. >> if you had video of the winner you would have seen me, but, no, you didn't have any video of the winner. >> just under 24 minutes, don't worry about it though. >> well done, sir. >> i got a lot coming up in sports for you. mounta mountainview native paula creamer wins her first lpga title since 2010, and, believe me, got to see her winning shot. the sharks, they take on the devils while steph curry, he had his work cut out. they went north of the border without one of their key players. could the ws get the victory? it's all next in sports.
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welcome back to nbc bay area. no doubt about it, some guys just love the big stage and steph curry is one of those guy. the warriors all-star at allied his third triple-double of the
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season friday night at madison square garden, but how did steph and his teammates fare in a matinee north of the border? curry wearing gold shoes for oscar night, but would he have a leading role? third quarter, game tied. curry from three-point range. that's like a layup for him. nothing but the bottom of the net. then curry goes to the hoop, drives and gets it to fall, and he had 34 points, fourth quarter ws up one and patrick patterson, baseline jumper. it must have been lucky, right? well, a minute later, patrick patterson from the opposite side, baseline jumper gets it again. warriors lose, 102-98. >> yeah, a disappointing loss. i thought we played very well. eight minutes and change and called a time-out. coming out of that time-out they go on an 11-0 run. don't take care of the basketball down the stretch. little things like that, going to cost you, and they certainly
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cost us tonight. >> let's slide over to the ice. sharks wrapping up their three-game road trip. ryane clowe taking on his former team for the first time. second period. raffi torres. go ahead and bang it home, baby. we are tied. to the third period we go. two devils, and there's no one to help, but that's okay. alex stalock makes the save. 21 saves on the night. 40 second later. sharks break in on a three-on-two. matt nieto scores the one-timer, his seventh of the season. sharks win, 4-2. >> played an excellent game. he seized the opportunity and played really well and was effective penalty-killing, very good on that line and scored the winning goal, so, you know, in his case it wasn't so much sending a message. it was getting some other people into the game that has to play, and it's nice to see that he handled it properly and was ready to go today. >> all right. spring into action, as and
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angels, jesse chavez, really a reliever, but, today, did he show what he was made of. strikes out mike trout. 2 2/3. top five, yoenis cespedes, the ball is not going out of the park but it does bring in two runs. jed lowrie and josh donaldson will tap the plate. a's win, 3-2, and let's end on a good know. how about a little bit of golf. hsbc championship in singapore. paula creamer on the second playoff hole. 75-foot putt for eagle. there's no way in the world this thing is going to fall for the win, right? wrong. she gets it. unbelievable. that is her first win since 2010 when she won the u.s. women's open. also, golden bears were given back to the community. call athletes and coaches from 16 teams joined up with hundreds of kids all from low-income
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communities. the activities were all designed to stress the importance of a college education and a healthy active lifestyle. coming from a low-income home that means the world to me really enjoyed that story. all right. terry and diane, i'm not kidding. as i told you earlier, jermaine o'neill did not play tonight because he forgot where he put his passport. >> happens to everybody. >> unbelievable. >> i'm going to canada and do that so i don't have to come back to work. see you later. >> nice knowing you. >> yeah. >> all right. jimmy fallon is going to great lengths to get attention for his show and help others at the same time. fallon wanted the mayor of chicago on his show. the mayor said he would do it if fallon participated in a fund-raiser for the special olympics. the fund-raiser included taking a dip in lake michigan. >> and you're looking at jimmy fallon right there. he just went in. he's got his suit on. >> fallon wore a business suit. i don't think it was one of those wash and wear jobs either.
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went into the lake with the mayor who wore a green t-shirt. lake temperature 30 degrees. raised a lot of money for a good cause. >> have a good night. >> take care.
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- listen, greg, i've got the next big reality show. we put a bunch of people on a plane, fly them over the atlantic, then tom bergeron comes out and reveals that the pilot is a six-year-old boy. we call it "child hell flight." - get out of here! he is pitching a no-hitter. - what? - starting at 4:00 p.m. yesterday, when mr. donaghy coined the word "innoventually," he has been flawless. - so why do i have to leave? - because you have so many unsolvable problems, like your mouth. it looks like somebody kicked a hole in a bag of flour. [thud] ow! - good news, jonathan. "child hell flight" will "innoventually" be on the spring schedule. - oh! congratulations, sir. miss lemon was just leaving. - oh, no. lemon, please come in. when you're pitching a perfect game, you don't walk albert pujols and you are the albert pujols of having problems. - perfect game, huh? - i haven't done a single thing wrong in almost 24 hours,